Firefighters due to strike again next week

Posted On 17 Feb 2015 at 2:12 pm

Firefighters are due to resume their strike action next week in an ongoing row over pensions.

A 24-hour strike will begin at 7am on Wednesday, 25 February until 7am the following day. Members of the public are being reminded that this means fewer crews will be on duty across Brighton and Hove.

This is part of the ongoing dispute between the Fire Brigades Union and the Government over pensions.

In order to reduce the number of people who need to call 999 during the strikes, East Sussex Fire and Rescue is asking the public to take some simple steps:

Fit smoke alarms and test them regularly

Avoid distractions at the wheel, out and about and while cooking

Check on family and friends

Plan escape routes and make sure everyone in your house knows them

If you have a fire, get out and call 999

If you do have an automatic alarm, make sure it is functioning properly, that you know who is in charge of it and you know what to do if it goes off.

Make sure there are clear instructions inside lifts in case they breaks down. Have the lift engineer’s number to hand and check when it was last serviced.

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